Rescuing H/D! Help

  rickf 07:58 28 Jun 2003

I have an 80g Seagate 7200 with XP loaded. When I upgraded by changing case,CPU and M/B I thought I could just installed the H/d in the new upgraded system ( Silly me). As I now learnt, XP is tagged to the system it was installed and wouldn't boot up in the new. The H/d would now not allow the jumpers to be switch. Although set as master it is read as slave and of course would not boot up. I can't format it even with Seatools floppy from Seagate. How can I rescue this otherwise perfectly healthy H/D? Has MS screwed up my H/D due to my mistake? Unfortunately, I have to go to work today, yes Saturday, but would be back laterin the afternoon. Any suggestions much apprecaited in the meantime. Thanks.

  Diemmess 09:21 28 Jun 2003

Just guessing...........

Can you not boot from a startup floppy for say Win98 to reach the DOS prompt and then run your Seatools (I being un-informed would run FDISK) and have a fresh start from there.

Surely it is possible to side-step XP early on because once XP starts to load you are in trouble indeed.

  zanwalk 10:09 28 Jun 2003

Your problem is that you have changed the motherboard, and so XP no longer recognises the system as it has the incorrect drivers loaded, the only difficulty you should have with XP is that you may well have to reactivate it.

If you follow advice given above, you will be ok.

  rickf 16:04 28 Jun 2003

Thanks people. I'll try again but if my memory serves me correctly, I had done all the right things and it just would go pass windows bootup. On starting up it was recognised as slave. I have the jumpers set correctly and I have not connected it to the middle connector. Will come back at some point but thanks for suggestions so far.

  rickf 17:14 28 Jun 2003

Thanks again. You made me recheck my jumper settings. In my haste I had changed it to slave and that's why it would not boot up. Its OK now and booting into Windows XP nicely.

  rickf 21:48 28 Jun 2003

professor, don't forget that some space is used up by the OS.

  powerless 21:51 28 Jun 2003

111 of 120.

  rickf 22:43 28 Jun 2003

I get 74 out of 80 as well so it seems pretty standard.

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